Product Details
List Price:
$17.95
Ages:
12 to 99
Grades:
7
Pages:
256
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Published:
04/2018
Imprint:
Boyds Mills Press
ISBN-13: 978-1-62979-814-1

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About the Book

Overview

In this fast-paced time-travel thriller starring a compelling female character, Alex’s power as a spinner—a teen who can rewind time to help solve crimes—is suddenly in question. At sixteen, the dreaded time sickness that causes all spinners to die early strikes Alex. If she can’t be restabilized, she’ll live out the rest of her short life at the Center, where spinners are confined from birth, doing menial chores rather than completing missions with her partner, Agent Ross. When she’s offered an experimental treatment, Alex sees a future for herself for the first time. But the medication offers more than a promise—it also brings dire consequences. What if she lives longer but loses her mind? A strong heroine, Alex propels this high-stakes suspense novel to a thrilling conclusion that begs for a sequel. Readers will eagerly await book two in the planned trilogy.  

Reviews

“The fast-paced plot, …(a) likable, multiethnic supporting cast and a whiff of endearing romance round out this promising debut. A twisty and satisfying page-turner.” –Kirkus Reviews

“This debut set amid the backdrop of Portland, OR, will not disappoint teens interested in fast-paced, supernatural science fiction. Human experimentation, crime investigation, and test of friendships will keep readers engaged and asking important questions about science. This book has good character growth with a strong female antagonist. A great quick pick for reluctant readers.” –School Library Journal

Meet the Author

Carolyn O'Doherty

Carolyn O'Doherty received her MFA from Stonecoast at the University of Southern Maine. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and two teenage sons. This is her debut novel.

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